(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Holocene rockwall retreat in Svalbard : a triple-rate evolution

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ANDRÉ M.-F. (1) ;
(1) Lab. Physical Geography, Blaise Pascal Univ., Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE


Volumetric calculations of slope deposits, direct measurements of rockwall retreat and chronological control based on lichenometry provide a wide range of rockwall retreat rates in Svalbard that appears consistent with previous evaluations from other Arctic areas. A triple-rate rockwall retreat is suggested for the last 2 millennia : very slow biogenic flaking, moderate retreat due to frost shattering and rapid retreat associated with post-glacial stress relaxation. Bedrock conditions appear to be the main control on retreat rates


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 22, no5 [pp. 423-440]

Bibliographic references : 58 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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